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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,714 miles

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2005 Ford Mustang drivetrain problems

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2005 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 112016


  • 118,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Mustang. While driving 35 mph, a piece on the clutch of the vehicle fractured. The contact was unable to switch gears. The failure almost caused a crash. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 118,000.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #6

Sep 012014

Mustang 6-cyl

  • miles
Speedometer and tachometer needle does not function correctly. Speedometer does not move half the time from resting position and the tachometer will rotate all the way around and stay where it is when the car is turned off. The battery, oil, and temp needles do not move from off position half the time. Transmission does not shift smoothly and shifts harder going from second to third.

- Aragon, GA, USA

problem #5

Jul 072014

Mustang 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
In heavy city traffic, stepped on gas to accelerate, car would not go. Kept giving gas would finally respond. Did this several times in one day. Next time we tried to drive it "engine safe mode" light came on and car would not accelerate at all. Through research and talking to others determined that it is the throttle body (drive by wire) a known problem with some Ford vehicles. Talked to the Ford dealer where we bought the car and the service person we spoke to told us it would be covered by Ford's extended warranty in response to csp 13N03. Took the car in today for appointment and they said it was not covered by that extended warranty and that consumer satisfaction program 13N03 did not pertain to a Mustang. Does not seem right to us that our car would not be covered when research has shown that Mustang's have had the same problem and the same "drive by wire" system. We are left being responsible for over $500 in costs for this repair.

- Granger, IA, USA

problem #4

Jul 012013


  • 107,000 miles


Automatic transmission has trouble shifting into low gear. Doesn't want to accelerate after stopping. Sounds as if it is stuck in a gear. Have read many complaints about this online and Ford just claims it isn't their problem. Also, all gauges quit working at approx 70,000 miles. Fuel system is terrible. Will not pump gas past half a tank and spits gas back out while pumping like its full. Causes pump to constantly shut off. All of these are incredibly dangerous and makes this car unsafe to drive.

- Johnson City, TN, USA

problem #3

May 132011


  • 6,500 miles
I was driving down the road at the speed limit when all of a sudden the engine light came on and the car immediately stalled. I had to pull over to the shoulder and put my hazards on so I didn't get hit from behind or cause a dangerous accident to the other motorists. I turned off the car, left the hazards on and waited a few minutes before starting it up again. It started thankfully and I was able to pull into a parking lot safely to avoid an accident. Very frightening experience. Eventually someone was able to come and help me get my car home. We believe that the incident had something to do with the defective throttle body, and throttle body sensor. Ford should have recalled this problem and pay for their faulty parts. This car is a 2005 Ford Mustang convertible with a V6 engine.

- Medford, NJ, USA

problem #2

Apr 062006


  • 3,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Mustang. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds the vehicle would make a loud rattling noise. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since her vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 3,500 and the current mileage was 30,000.

- Streator, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 302005

Mustang 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Car vibrates/rumbles excessively at 70 mph, started 3000-4000 miles after I bought car. Also front end clunks like car with 100,000 miles on it. After numerous trips to dealer Ford corporate only states that this is normal for the vehicle?

- Palos Heights, IL, USA

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